VRC Masters Badminton Tournament

BC Masters Series Event #1

October 28 – 30, 2022

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(ALL players must register and pay on-line by the deadline.  No manual entries will be accepted)

Early Bird Entry Deadline: Monday, October 10, 2022 @ 11:59 pm EST

Entry closes: Monday, October 17, 2022 until 11:59 pm EST

Final Registration: Wednesday, October 19 until 11:59 pm EST (additional late entry fee of $20.00 + GST)

Withdrawal Deadline: October 19, 2022 11:59 pm EST

This is a ranking points Masters series event open to all players 30+ as of October 28, 2022 who are affiliated as full members with Badminton BC or another state or provincial organization.  There are no qualifying events necessary for BC Masters Provincials nor Canadian Masters National Championships.  You must renew your Badminton BC membership before you enter the tournament!  Please go to Badminton BC and follow the instructions.

TOURNAMENT ENTRY

Tournament entry is online using the Tournament Software (TS) link.
No manual entries will be accepted.

Players 30+ can enter in a maximum of 4 events
Players 40+ and older can enter 4 with 2 per discipline, maximum
Players 65+ and older can enter 5 events, providing three events are in their age category and timing allows.
The 5th event should be listed in the Comment Section

Changes to an entry are not permitted after the Late Entry Deadline.
Entries in doubles and mixed doubles, both players must be entered within the same Entry Close Date, or they will be partnered with another player if available.

Partner requests, changes, and pairings will be accepted up until the Entry Close Date; thereafter will only be accommodated if the draw is not affected.

Partner request pairings and seeds will be posted by October 21, 2022 for review.  Questions or clarifications must be raised to HOC before the draw is published.

To avoid disappointment do not leave your registration to the last moment in the event you need assistance with membership renewal or tournament registration.

ENTRY FEE

First Event $50
Second Event $10
Third Event $10
Fourth Event $10
Dinner Ticker: Cost $35

This year, Dinner tickets are being sold separately. Players and Guests must purchase a dinner ticket prior to the entry deadline.
The dinner and dance will now be held at VRC
The dinner cost is $35 and a ticket will be provided at the Registration Desk. You must bring your ticket to the dinner.
If Covid restrictions require cancellation of the dinner, a full refund will be provided

EARLY BIRD ENTRY: Early Bird entries will be drawn to choose one male and one female for free entry into the 2023 VRC Masters Tournament.

LATE ENTRY:  Accepted up to October 19, 2022 only.  $20 late fee required.
Entries that are modified after October 18 will be assessed the $20 late fee.

Fee includes GST, tournament souvenir and Victor shuttles.

AGE GROUPS AND EVENT CATEGORIES

Ages are determined as of October 28, 2022.

Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles will be offered in the following age categories: 30+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+

Combined Age Open Doubles 80+ & 100+ (no gender restrictions for Open Doubles).  Players can enter only one Combined Age Open Doubles draw.
Players who enter 2 singles events cannot play a Combined Age Open Doubles event. (Singles and Combined Open Doubles will be played on Saturday morning.)
Players may enter the Combined Open Doubles event with a partner or request a partner.  Partner request pairings will be posted for review.
The Combined Age Open Doubles event is intended as a fun competition.

TOURNAMENT FORMAT

Draw format will be adapted based on number of entries and Covid restrictions.  Players are guaranteed a minimum of 2 matches per event with 3 or more entries.

VENUE(S)

Vancouver Racquets Club
4867 Ontario Street, Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club
(if entries warrant)
1630 West 15th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
White attire only.  No more than 10% colour on all court attire, except shoes.

HOST COMMITTEE (HOC)

Tournament Director: Frank Price
Referees: Marian Holoboff, Frank Price

For event information or assistance registering please contact:
Frank Price 604-725-0061

SOCIAL EVENTS

Dinner/dance will be held on Saturday, October 29th, 7:00 pm at VRC.
Halloween Costume Party: Prizes will be awarded.
Players and Guests must purchase a dinner ticket prior to the entry deadline.
The dinner cost is $35 and a ticket will be provided at the Registration Desk. You must bring your ticket to the dinner.
If Covid restrictions require cancellation of the dinner, a full refund will be provided.

PLAYING SCHEDULE

Friday: 5:00 pm to Midnight
Saturday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
*Please note that times are subject to change according to the number of entries in each event.

DRAWS

Will be posted by October 26, 2022 on Tournament Software.

RULES

Rules of Badminton BC and Badminton Canada are in effect — 10-minute default rule and 3 minute warm ups.

Non-marking court shoes only.
VLTBC: White attire only. No more than 10% colour on all court attire, except shoes. VLTBC has a strict cell phone policy; texting only is permitted on site.

WITHDRAWALS AND REFUNDS POLICY

Please refer to the regulations listed on Tournament Registration webpage.

COVID SAFETY PLAN

Please do not attend the tournament if you are exhibiting any Covid symptoms: Cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath, fever or chills, unexplained headache, loss of sense of taste or smell. Please seek medical attention as needed. Players will receive a full refund for withdrawals related to possible Covid symptoms.
The tournament will follow all Provincial Health guidelines in force at the dates of the tournament.
Players are responsible to confirm their own travel requirements related to Covid regulations by the Province of BC and Government of Canada. The tournament organizers take no responsibility for travel arrangements or costs associated with the cancelation of the tournament due to Covid restrictions.

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT ALL PLAYERS AND GUESTS BE FULLY VACCINATED.